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Place, green exercise and stress: an exploration of lived experience and restorative effects
Olafsdottir, Gunnthora [> >]
Cloke, Paul [> >]
Vögele, Claus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Health and Place
Elsevier Science
Exercise and Environment
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
United Kingdom
[en] restorative environment ; stress responses ; green exercise ; context effects ; lived experience
[en] This paper reports on inter-disciplinary research designed to investigate the stress-buffering effects of green exercise, and the importance of the context in which exercise takes place. This investigation of context effects examines both individual physiological responses (salivary cortisol) and the phenomenological interpretation of lived experiences of the intervention, reported by a subsample of
participants in a randomized, controlled trial, in which healthy, physically inactive university students were randomly allocated to three activities: walking on a treadmill in a gym, walking in semi-natural
recreational area, and sitting and watching nature-based videos on TV. The study found clear indications of context effects, notably in the connections between positive appraisals of perceived circumstances, enjoyment in the enacted context, and physiological stress-reduction.
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FnR ; FNR3965162 > Gunnthora Olafsdottir > BREATH > Breathing Spaces: Relating to Nature in the Everyday and its Connections to Health and Wellbeing > 01/09/2012 > 31/08/2014 > 2012

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